Thursday, December 23, 2010

This Is Gettin' Old

It's Been Good To Know You, Sike...

David Leroy Burner (1955-2010)

David Leroy Burner, 55 of Fort Valley died at his home Wednesday, December 22, 2010.

A graveside service will be held today, 2:30 p.m. at the Smith Cemetery, Fort Valley, by Rev. Sherry Waddell.

David was born February 3, 1955 in Shenandoah County. He was the son of the Late Elvin Burner and survived by his mother, Rosezella Funkhouser Burner of Edinburg. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff Burner.

David is also survived by his wife, Carolyn Burner of Fort Valley; a daughter, Cara Arlene Burner of Fort Valley; two sisters, Cindy Ritter of Maurertown and Laurie Lantz of Timberville; two brothers, Danny Burner of Woodstock and Chris Burner of Timberville.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

So 'long, Cap'n

Don Van Vliet has left the building.


Friday, December 17, 2010

We Are All Elves

For our listening pleasure (and erudition) Barenaked Ladies:

(HT) (I love this shit.) Ezra Klein

Monday, December 13, 2010

Kickin' Doors

I meant to post this sooner. Hilarious.
Is Obama the Angry Black *Lord* to My Angry Black *Lady*?

By stopthemadness on December 10th, 2010

Makes me think of this:

A Bridge Too Far

Nat In Holiday Christmas  Threads

One of the best-known covered bridges is the 204-foot single-span Burr arch truss known as Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge in Mount Jackson. The Meem's Bottom Bridge was constructed in 1892-93 from materials cut and quarried nearby for the massive arch supports and stone abutments, which extended 10 feet below the riverbed. It was deeded to the Highway Department in the 1930's in return for assuming its maintenance.

This long span over the North Fork of the (Shenandoah) river carried traffic for more than 80 years before being burned by vandals on Halloween 1976. After salvaging the original timbers, the bridge was reconstructed and eventually undergirded with steel beams and concrete piers. The bridge was reopened to traffic in 1979 and is still in operation to date.
Sunday morning after breakfast and Santa...

You Can't Make This Shit Up or We Are All T-Baggers Now

Andy Borowitz puts a crimp in diplomacy:


In Latest Compromise with GOP, Obama Agrees He is a Muslim

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – In his latest effort to find common ground with Republicans in Congress, President Barack Obama said today that he was willing to agree that he is a Muslim.
Differences over his religious orientation have been a sore point between the President and his Republican foes for the past two years, but in agreeing that he is a Muslim Mr. Obama is sending a clear signal that he is trying to find consensus.
 This is Borowitz at his best, but is it good enough for this?


Saudi Media Fall for Borowitz Report Joke on HuffPost

...The satirical headline, "In Latest Compromise with GOP, Obama Agrees He is a Muslim," was reported as straight news by the Saudi newspaper Al-Hayat, one of the region's most influential publications, believed to be controlled by the Saudi interior ministry.
According to an official statement from the satire site, "The Borowitz Report is proud to be the official news source of the government of Saudi Arabia.
 Or this?

Saudi media fall for Obama Muslim joke

We got a cold one comin' down.

Hazardous weather condition(s):
Point Forecast: Fort Valley VA
 38.85°N 78.41°W

Wind Chill Advisory
Wind Advisory
Hazardous Weather Outlook

This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Breezy, with a northwest wind between 21 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Breezy, with a west wind between 22 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Breezy, with a west wind between 21 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 15. West wind between 14 and 18 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 31. West wind between 11 and 17 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.

Beck Don't Have a Chance

On the other hand, I may let my grandson, Little Red Eye, take care of Beck.

(Click the pic for the laugh.)

If Glenn Beck Was My Son...

...I'd beat the shit out of the pompous. lying, xenophobic asshole. Then I'd really get mad...

Fareed Zakaria Blasts Beck's Muslim Terrorist Claim: 'Total Nonsense' 

On this Sunday's "GPS," CNN host Fareed Zakaria blasted Glenn Beck's assertion that around ten percent of Muslims are terrorists.
Beck first made the claim in a 2003 book, but it didn't attract major coverage until he repeated it last week on his radio show. Zakaria said Beck's claims were ludicrous.
"Beck wondered why this wasn't receiving any media coverage," he said. "Well, let me suggest one reason. It is total nonsense. A figure made up by Glenn Beck with absolutely no basis in fact." 
Zakaria also debunked the response from Beck's producer Steve "Stu" Burguiere to the controversy Beck created. On his blog, Burguiere said that Beck was citing polls showing that many Muslims advocated or supported violent action against the United States, and that this matched the dictionary definition of terrorism.
"Of course, the FBI, the State Department and most other organizations define terrorists in the more common sense that they are well, terrorists, but never mind," Zakaria said. "Hating America is not the same thing as being a terrorist."
Zakaria also noted that many polls show a substantial percentage of Americans are angry with the government.
"Does supporting such anger against the American government make one a terrorist?" he said. "According to Glenn Beck's producer and his definition, maybe, but in that case, how would one describe a man who has been fuelling (sic) such singer against the American government on television daily for the last two years? How, in other words, would one describe Glenn Beck?"
 HuffPo Has the whole article.

Friday, December 10, 2010

First Snow and All That Pretty Shit

Not much, but more than I want to see again this year.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Are You Assholes Happy, Now?

House Votes Rare Censure of Rangel in Ethics Case


...during the Battle of Kunu-ri. Despite shrapnel wounds, Rangel led 40 of his comrades for three days behind enemy lines rather than surrender. He was later recognized for his bravery with the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, a Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, and three battle stars. "Since Kunu-ri ," Rangel says, "I have never, never had a bad day."
What a shameful bunch of assholes. This is the only thing the hypocritical scumbags could agree on.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010